Recipes from Alle-Pia Fine Cured MeatsSalami is traditionally enjoyed as an appetizer with olives and crusty, fresh bread. Below is a great tasting and easy to prepare recipe.
Alle-Pia CotechinoThis is a traditional Italian main dish for the holidays. This is how it is prepared in Antonio & Alex’s home region of Piemonte.
Thaw the frozen Cotechino in the refrigerator for 12 hours.
Place inside a large pot with enough cold water to cover and bring to a boil. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove from heat, let sit for 5 minutes, slice and enjoy.
Serve with braised lentils, mashed potatoes and greens, vegetables, polenta or Borlotti beans.
Alle-Pia Sopressa Salami
Kalamata Olives (pitted)
Sun-Dried Tomatoes (drained)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Slice and peel the Alle-Pia Sopressa Salami. Cut the slices in half.
Peel the grapefruit and cut the wedges in sections
In a large bowl, mix the baby Arugula, Kalamata Olives, sun-dried tomatoes, grapefruit sections and Alle-Pia Sopressa Salami.
Drizzle extra virgin olive oil over the mix to coat.
Serve on 4 individual plates and top with shaved petals of parmesan cheese.
Ways to enjoy your fresh salami:
- Salami is traditionally enjoyed as an appetizer with olives and crusty, fresh bread. Chef Varia likes to eat his with roasted yellow bell peppers.
- Include salami with your summer picnics.
- Create an antipasti platter with salami slices, cheese, pickled vegetables and serve with red wine.
- Create traditional Italian sandwiches or grilled panini with slices of salami and fresh mozzarella cheese.
- Add it to pasta salads or to pasta sauce for extra flavor.
- Top your pizza with slices.
- Add it to fresh bread dough and bake inside.
- Add to salads.
- Create Italian bean chili with pinto beans, pearl onions and cubes of Sopressa salami.